The last 12 months have proved an eventful year for Breathe. When I took over as Chief Editor at the start of the journal's 2nd year, in September 2005, this young educational journal was still an unofficial publication undergoing its trial period to prove its worth to the European Respiratory Society (ERS) membership. Therefore, one of my main challenges was to make further improvements sufficient to justify that Breathe should be accepted as an official publication of the ERS. It is thus to the credit of all those who contributed to the development of this journal, that a membership survey in December 2005 provided overwhelming support for the continuance of Breathe, leading to it being officially approved by the ERS Executive Commitee in February 2006. Many of those who contributed during this formative period were acknowledged in a previous editorial, and I now give special thanks to those who formulated the original business plan, namely Michael Gallico (Maney Publishing) and Jean-Luc Eiselé (ERS).
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